The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 27 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.06% - 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.25% - 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £223 £200
% change year-on-year
+17.97% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +6.00%
MCP
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Qualifications Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
69 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 28.40% 19.69% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 27
Average daily rate £415 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Liverpool region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Liverpool region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (60.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) FTP
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) SMTP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) FTP
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) SMTP
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix